Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Fullerton College President Philip Borst, who had begun serving as president in 1977, announced his retirement in 1994 after 37 years at the college. Borst had attended Fullerton College as a student from 1945 to 1947 and returned ten years later in 1957, when he was hired by the Social Sciences Division as an instructor of political science and history. In 1981 and 1982, satisfaction surveys of Fullerton College faculty members gave low grades to the college and district administration, with the lowest going to Chancellor Leadie M. Clark and Borst. Over half the instructors thought his performance fell below minimum professional standards. Borst, however, experienced two severe recessions, a serious downturn in student enrollment, and other crises, and when he retired in 1994, had many admirers. After retiring, he remained on the Fullerton College Foundation Board. Borst died of cancer May 21, 2006 at his home in Hemet. Until a replacement could be found for Borst, Jane Armstrong, Vice President of Instruction, served as interim President.
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